removing entries after uninstallation

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by t bone, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. t bone

    t bone Registered Member

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    a friend was wondering how do you remove some leftover entries after uninstalling ewido

    example:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EWIDO_ANTI-SPYWARE_4.0_DRIVER\0000 (Service=ewido anti-spyware 4.0 driver)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EWIDO_ANTI-SPYWARE_4.0_DRIVER\0000 (Service=ewido anti-spyware 4.0 driver)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EWIDO_ANTI-SPYWARE_4.0_DRIVER\0000 (DeviceDesc=ewido anti-spyware 4.0 driver)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EWIDO_ANTI-SPYWARE_4.0_DRIVER\0000 (Service=ewido anti-spyware 4.0 driver)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EWIDO_ANTI-SPYWARE_4.0_DRIVER\0000 (DeviceDesc=ewido anti-spyware 4.0 driver)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_EWIDO_ANTI-SPYWARE_4.0_DRIVER\0000 (Service=ewido anti-spyware 4.0 driver)

    when he tried to delete them he was unable to.

    any ideas?
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Did he re-boot after un-installing ewido so that the service can be un-registered properly ?
     
  3. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    a program called Ccleaner should help. it has a registry cleaner in it that should help. It will get rid of the left over registry things.
     
  4. karl.ewido

    karl.ewido former ewido team

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    It is possible that you must change the permissions of these keys with the Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe), so that you get full access.
     
  5. siliconman01

    siliconman01 Registered Member

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    If you are a Windows XP Home Edition user, changing permissions so you can delete these legacy elements in the registry is not readily available. Below is a link that provides a procedure for adding the Security tab in Windows XP-Home Edition.

    http://forum.misec.net/board/FAQ/1144075199

    Once you add this tab feature for XP HE, then you need to right click on the Legacy entry, select Permissions in the drop down menu, and then give your FULL Control. Then you can Delete these entries.
     
  6. Joliet Jake

    Joliet Jake Registered Member

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    That link won't work for me.:(
     
  7. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    On this end at this moment in time forum.misec.net is down
     
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